Spring Practice: Previewing The UCLA Defense – Part 2

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Jan 2, 2015; San Antonio, TX, USA; UCLA Bruins head coach Jim L. Mora looks onto the field during the first half of the 2015 Alamo Bowl against the Kansas State Wildcats at Alamodome. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

As we continue to examine the UCLA defense in this two-part series (click HERE for Part 1 where we give a quick overview and look at potential breakout players), we now predict the depth charts for the Bruins in Spring Practice. Truth be told, we actually do not know what any of this will look like because there has recently been change in Westwood.

New UCLA defensive coordinator Tom Bradley is a seasoned coach with over three decades of experience. As DC at Penn State he ran a 4-3 defense, which is in contrast to the 3-4 that Jim Mora has implemented at UCLA. Will there be a clash of ideas? Probably not. Mora chose Bradley because of his reputation and experience and at the same time Bradley will no doubt trust Mora’s vision.

So what will the Bruins run in 2015? Let us first look at the players.